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Role Related Tests

Role Related Tests

Candidates must perform all the tests whilst wearing Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), provided on the day. For each test, full instructions will be provided.

 Ladder Climb – designed to assess confidence at heights
Wearing a safety harness you are required ascend two thirds of the way up a 13.5 metre ladder and take a leg-lock. You will be asked to lean backwards and outstretch your arms to the sides, then confirm a symbol being shown by the assessor at ground level.

 

 

Casualty Evacuation – designed to assess upper and lower body strength and coordination
Candidates drag a 55kg dummy backwards around a 30M course, by a carrying handle fixed to the dummy.

 

 

 

 Ladder Lift – designed to assess upper and lower body strength and coordination
Candidates raise the bar of a ladder lift simulator to the required height with 15kg of weight placed on the simulator cradle, which gives a total lift load of 24kg.

 

 

 

 Enclosed Space – designed to assess confidence, agility and stamina
Candidates put on a facemask and with un-obscured vision make their way through a crawl and walkway. Once inside the crawl/walkway they have their vision obscured and return to the start.

 

 

 Equipment Assembly – designed to assess manual dexterity
Candidates are given a demonstration of the test before having to assemble and disassemble a number of components to make an item of equipment.

 

 

 Equipment Carry –designed to assess upper and lower body strength and coordination
Candidates carry items of equipment up and down a course between two cones placed 25m apart. They are given a brief, a demonstration of correct lifting techniques and are permitted to practice picking up the correct items.

 

 

Firefit Steering Group - Preparatory Fitness Programme Guidance

Download the Preparatory Fitness Programme. Guidance on Physical Training Preparation for the National Firefighter Selection Tests [pdf 1.5mb]

Additional information is available on the Firefit Steering Group website.

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